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  • Originally posted by theprimalcajun View Post
    Thank you Jenn...just went & looked at the website. Wow! I didn't know there was a book about it! Fixing to go to amazon & order it. I like that there is plenty of info on the website for free! This sounds pretty much like an elimination diet that I was thinking of doing! And since so many of ya'll are doing it too there will be a support group here. I think that I will shoot for starting it Sept 1. That's payday & grocery shopping day. I'll have read the book by then too. Thanks again for the link!
    You bet. The book is really good. I initially read it on Kindle and then decided it was a good reference, so I bought it in hard copy and re-read it, highlighting specific passages that lit lightbulbs over my head.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • I like hard copy books, especially "reference books"...as I read I like to highlight passages that I may want to find & reread later. I do buy some for Kindle...but if i really like it then i want the "real" thing. 😊 I'm ordering the book on amazon as we 'speak'! (I'm on the iPad now). I'll have lots to go thru & print off from the website while I wait for the book.
      Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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      • I'm sure you'll be successful at another whole30 - you've done great in the past. Even if you didn't go the entire 30 days - you did really good as long as you were focused!

        You're looking pretty dang good in those family pictures!
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • so... I posted these on facebook (well, actually both pictures were already on facebook and I just dug them out and cropped them).

          Before... and now...

          Before.png after.jpg
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • I didn't realize I've changed so much... Wow.

            Even so, my favorite part of those pictures is the Bearz.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • EXCELLENT progress!! You are so going to get to your goal! You should be proud and pumped and ready to go the rest of the way with ease and determination!
              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
              2. Eat to heal
              3. Move to live
              4. Embrace today
              5. Live with intention
              6. Respect my body
              7. Cultivate joy
              8. Find my passion
              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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              • Wow Jenn!! What a change! You look great! You should be proud of yourself!!
                Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                • What they ^ said! Great progress!

                  When she was that age, my older daughter had thighs like your daughter. Today, she rock climbs!

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                  • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                    What they ^ said! Great progress!

                    When she was that age, my older daughter had thighs like your daughter. Today, she rock climbs!
                    I can see Kenna doing that too. She's fearless. I'm envious. She has awesome definition in her legs. You can't see it here b/c her legs are smooshed by the swing, but when she's standing, you can see the bulge from the hamstring and the line where the quad ends. You'd never know it looking at her chubby cheeks!
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • You're my hero! Perhaps I'll join you on this Whole30 run!
                      My Leptin Reset Journey


                      Current BF%: 35
                      Goal BF%: 20-23

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                      • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        Recipes that contain dairy - like chicken cordon bleu casserole, chicken scampi, etc.
                        Jenn, here's a recipe that's creamy-cheese-like but doesn't have dairy... It's really good! I'd never had nutritional yeast before, so I didn't add it during the cooking; I sprinkled a small amount on a couple bites to see what it tasted like. It does give a kind of nutty-cheesy flavor, but I don't think it's essential for the recipe, so you could easily leave it out if you wanted. I also used regular balsamic vinegar because I didn't have any "white" kind. The sauce alone would be great with other dishes, too!

                        Chicken Zoodles Fettuccine

                        1/2 small onion, chopped
                        1 clove garlic, minced
                        tsp Himalayan or fine sea salt
                        tsp freshly cracked black pepper
                        1/2 large head (10 oz) cauliflower, roughly chopped
                        1 cups chicken stock
                        1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
                        1 tbsp nutritional yeast
                        1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
                        2 Tbsp lime juice
                        1 tsp capers
                        4 oz mushrooms, sliced
                        12 oz leftover cooked chicken, chopped
                        cup fresh parsley, chopped
                        2 zucchinis, peeled and julienned

                        Peel the zucchini and cut them into wide julienne strips with a mandolin. Set aside.

                        Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for one or two minutes, until fragrant and slightly softened.

                        Throw the cauliflower in and continue cooking for a minute or two.

                        Add chicken stock, cover and bring to the boil; lower heat and continue cooking until the cauliflower is tender, about 5-7 minutes.

                        Meanwhile, cook the mushrooms in a large skillet. Add chicken and continue cooking until heated through; Reserve.

                        Ladle the cauliflower mixture into your blender; add Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, balsamic vinegar and lime juice and process on high speed until super smooth and silky in consistency. Throw in capers and pulse 2-3 times just to mix them in and break them down a little. Pour that cauliflower mixture over the reserved chicken and mushrooms and bring to a simmer over low-medium heat.

                        Divide the julienned zucchini between serving plates and ladle the chicken sauce on top.

                        Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

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                        • Originally posted by Goldie View Post

                          Peel the zucchini and cut them into wide julienne strips with a mandolin. Set aside.
                          That looks really good... and wouldn't you know, I have 7 quarts of the above in the freezer!
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • So, I realized last night that I no longer qualify as "obese" on the BMI charts. That happened at 175 lbs, which was a couple, maybe 3 weeks, ago, but I didn't realize it til last night.

                            I got this in an email from Brady's teacher: Today has been great so far. I want to let you know that starting tomorrow, I will allow a snack to be eaten after specials in my classroom.I will not supply the snack, but if they want to bring something from home that would be fine. No candy or chips please. Examples like granola bar, crackers, grapes, apple, etc. Something quick and easy and the least amount of mess please. I know I am hungry by 1:30, so the kids must be starving.

                            I'm so glad she said no chips or candy... Brady really likes those Nutrigrain bars, so maybe I'll send some of those with him until we get in the swing of things and I can send something a little more paleo friendly. I gotta get this kid into fruit!
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                              So, I realized last night that I no longer qualify as "obese" on the BMI charts.
                              Woot Woot! I look forward to that day myself. Congratulations.

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                              • Thanks, Jon. Someone on Facebook said that given my athletic stature, I likely left the obese category behind a long time ago but didn't know it b/c there's no official "athletic" BMI chart. She said BMI doesn't apply to athletic types b/c a body builder with 2% body fat would qualify as overweight or obese simply b/c it's figured using height vs weight, which is completely arbitrary. She's probably right (that I left it long ago) but it feels nice to be "officially" out of that category.

                                And I know you well enough to know you'll be out of it soon as well.

                                SIL is going to join me on my Whole30 starting September 1. Last night, and this is funny to me, I wasn't really hungry after dinner, but I felt the need to binge on some non-whole30 foods to 'get it out of my system', if you will. And, hahahaha, this is funny to me. I binged on heavy cream, shredded unsweetened coconut, a little bit of honey and Enjoy Life chocolate chips... seriously? My binge of choice was 100% PRIMAL FOODS??? Now THAT is an interesting twist.

                                And in true primal nature, the food made me full and almost sick to my stomach before I finished my stuffing. I could barely eat the last two bites.

                                Here's the recipe:

                                Heavy cream (as much as you want)
                                Honey to taste
                                Vanilla to taste
                                Let's Do Organic shredded coconut (as much as you want)
                                Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (as much as you want)

                                Blend honey, cream and vanilla til a whipped cream forms. (I do this in a wide mouth juice glass then transfer to a bowl). Dump in all the coconut you want. Dump in the chocolate chips. Stir. Eat.

                                It's like ice cream, but not cold. You could probably freeze it for a bit to thicken it if you wanted to. Last night I used 3/4 cup of cream b/c that's what I had left after making dinner. It was probably too much. lol
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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